It’s that time of year that all Fibromyalgia sufferers dread. As the seasons change from summer to autumn then winter (unless you are in Ozz :)) we know we will definitely have to suffer more than normal until our bodies adapt to the different temperatures.
Some top tips to help you cope with this which I have written about before are –
- Studies show that a warm or hot bath can have a therapeutic effect.
- Make sure if you are going out that you dress in layers, that way if it gets warm you can take a layer off but if its cool you will not feel the drop in temperature.
- Check the weather daily as the season starts to prepare for each day.
- Pull out the heat pad to use just before you go for a sleep or a rest in the daytime.
- Make sure you are not in a draft.
- Try hand warmers, Stephen Soloway, MD, a rheumatologist says they can ease fibromyalgia.
- Cut down on alcohol as it can dilate blood vessels and cause heat loss.
- Make sure you get as much sleep as possible.
A poem to finish this post –
Dear Lord, please help me at this difficult time,
When the weather changes and gives me a very hard time,
My friendly Fibro gives me pain everywhere,
While it decides which season it wants to bear.
Backache, neck ache, even finger ache to name but a few,
It just gets tooo much for you know who,
I know when Spring has sprung I’ll be in less pain,
But until then Lord, can you hurry up and decide even if it’s going to rain.